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Dennis: "To do it in front of the fans was unbelievable."

21 January 2018

Match winner Kristian Dennis, says that being able to celebrate his last minute winner at Yeovil Town in front of the Spireites supporters yesterday, made the result all the more special.

Dennis overcame a calf injury to appear as a second half substitute at Huish Park and showed great composure in the closing stages, to secure a 2-1 success for the Spireites, a result which means it’s now back to back Sky Bet League Two victories for Jack Lester’s men.

Speaking exclusively to iFollow about his 15th of the season, Dennis said: “I was thinking that the wind was against me and that that this centre half is rapid! I didn’t know what the ‘keeper was doing coming out, but I touched it inside and the defender backed off from me, I had a big gap to aim for and luckily it went in.

“It was great (to celebrate with the fans and team mates) and that’s what we’re about now, everyone is together. Whenever you get a last minute winner, you’re all going to be there, but to celebrate in front of the fans makes it extra special.

“Any last minute winner is great, but to be about four hours from home and do it in front of the fans was unbelievable, everyone’s going home with a smile on their face.”

The result saw the Spireites gain crucial ground on the Glovers, who sat one place and four points in front of them at the start of the day, with the former Macclesfield Town man believing that the result could be a significant milestone as the club looks to climb the league table.

“We’ve gone one point behind them with that win, so it was vital that we got that that win and pegged them back towards us. So the table’s looking alright,” he remarked.

“Back to back wins are always important, especially where we are in the table. We needed that win and now we need to pick up as many wins as possible until the end of the season.”

Dennis also praised the work of this team mates, in tough conditions in Somerset, especially those of the back four, which comprised of captain Robbie Weir, Sid Nelson, Laurence Maguire and debutant Alex Whitmore.

All four put in a great shift and along with goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale limited the Glovers to few clear cut chances.

“It was like they’ve been playing together for years,” Dennis said.

“Alex is a centre half and Robbie is a midfielder and that just shows the quality we’ve got in the squad that people can fit in around the team.”

Dennis’ goal was set up by on-loan midfielder Louis Reed, who opened the scoring himself with a superb free kick in the 66th minute.

On another impressive display from his team mate, Dennis joked: “It’s about time he scored one isn’t it?

“He does it every day in training, so we know that he’s got it, it’s now about doing it on the pitch.”

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